Why We Homeschooled

Via Technorati Lifestyle

When I chat with a new acquaintance, nothing either perks up or stops cold a conversation faster than my answer to the question, “Where did your son go to high school?”

Sometimes I say simply, “He didn’t.” Yes, we are one of those families: homeschoolers. When we began homeschooling, our son was seven, and I had no idea we would continue through high school. Now that he is finishing his college freshman year, I find myself reflecting on our 10 years of home education, especially in light of recent media coverage of homeschooling that included a call for parents of gifted children to keep their children in public schools so as to provide “the magical collaboration that is so essential to learning.” Read more…

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